Grade 12 college students at Avon View Excessive College in Windsor, N.S., graduated as a full class on Wednesday — after efficiently convincing their faculty to drop the COVID-19 protocols that may have had them graduating in smaller teams.
The college’s administration initially mentioned the commencement ceremony can be damaged into 4 teams of about 50 college students every, regardless of there being no provincial gathering limits in place.
Most of the college students did not like that concept so that they began a petition calling on the varsity to allow them to have a standard grad ceremony, like many different excessive colleges are doing this 12 months.
“I really feel actually happy with us college students for talking out the way in which that we did and I really feel like if we did not make such a commotion about this, then we would not have gotten to expertise what we did at this time,” Pleasure Bannerman informed CBC Radio’s Mainstreet after commencement on Wednesday.
Bannerman mentioned she’s grateful to the scholars who had been keen to talk out and to the varsity’s administration for listening.
Chad Cochrane, who began the petition, mentioned there have been about 1,000 folks on the commencement. He mentioned he is happy with what the scholars completed.
“It made at this time extra much more particular than it will have been by simply wanting on the market and seeing all of the faces and simply realizing that it will have been at 1 / 4 capability,” he mentioned.
To listen to extra about their commencement and their efforts to have it collectively, take heed to Mainstreet visitor host Carolyn Ray’s full interview with the scholars beneath.
Mainstreet NS7:07Avon View Excessive graduates efficiently petition for full grad expertise